How to Make Spicy Peanut Noodles

You don’t have to run to the nearest Chinese restaurant to enjoy this dish! You can make it right at your household. Straightforward to make and fast to prepare, this recipe is always a big hit to all. Here's how to make this peppery recipe.



Ingredients

Servings: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  • 1 lb. soba or rice noodles
    • you can substitute spaghetti or linguini
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. white sugar
  • 6 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 6 limes, cut into wedges

Steps

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    Cook the spaghetti or linguine according to package directions.
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    Combine the peanut butter, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and water and sesame oil in a large bowl.
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    Whisk the ingredients until they are well blended and have the consistency of cream.
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    Drain the spaghetti or linguini noodles into a colander.
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    Add the noodles and red peppers to the bowl with the sauce.
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    Mix the ingredients well using 2 large forks until everything is incorporated.
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    Place the noodles on 6 serving plates.
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    Garnish the dishes with lime wedges and serve immediately.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • If you don’t have Asian noodles on hand, you can cook spaghetti or linguini—they will mimic the soft texture of Chinese noodles if you cook them a few minutes longer than the package directions indicate.
  • You can sprinkle a few tablespoons cilantro over the noodles just before serving if you like.

Warnings

  • This dish is meant to be spicy, and it is! Caution your guests before serving.
  • This recipe includes peanut butter; insure your guests don’t have allergies to peanuts.

Things You’ll Need

  • Large pot (at least 8 cups capacity)
  • Large bowl
  • 2 large forks
  • Colander

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